Congratulations on joining the Vanderbilt community -- and welcome to the Vanderbilt Library system. Get oriented to the library by visiting our website using the quick-access buttons below.
There are seven libraries in the VU system, including the main library, which is called Central (see the map on the right). The other libraries on campus include Divinity, Peabody, Music, Walker (Management), Law, Science & Engineering, and Eskind Biomedical. We also have an amazing Special Collections department (part of which is the Vanderbilt TV Archive). Each of the libraries has its own hours and borrowing policies. Check the individual library's website for more details, or ask a member of the staff there.
There are librarians who are experts in every subject area at Vanderbilt. Librarians work with your department and your faculty and with you to make sure that we provide the best and most targeted service for your research and scholarly needs.
You are also strongly encouraged to work with other subject librarians who have expertise in any interdisciplinary research you are conducting.
Here are several of the most important things your subject librarian can do for you to help you succeed:
Not all of these databases will have full-text for all articles. Click on the "FindIt@VU" button next to the article link to find out whether the article you're interested in is available in full text through the specific database you're using.
You can view these databases as a Vanderbilt student both on and off campus. When you're off campus, the database will ask you to login with your VUNet ID.